This is my blog about State & Local Government, including my hometown Lower Macungie! In January 2014 I was sworn in for a 4 year term as township Commissioner. I am humbled and grateful for the support of Lower Macungie Residents. We prevailed in the 2013 election running a grassroots campaign that focused on quality of life and fiscal sustainability through smart growth. The election was a referendum on the unpopular development decisions and “dumb growth” policies of prior boards. 

As a lifelong resident of Lower Mac and a local small business owner I am proud to currently serve as Lower Macungie Township Commissioner and excited for our campaign for State Rep. This is blog serves as a record of 3 years of advocating for A Better Way to Grow. The opinions here represent my own and not the townships. Please browse the site. I also welcome questions and comments always. Feel free to email me at

Over the last few years Lower Macungie Twp:

  • We successfully reduced property tax bills for homeowners using the homestead program. As it stands Lower Macungie’s property tax is the lowest of any suburban community in the entire Lehigh Valley.
  • We have preserved nearly 300 more acres of open space and farmland over the last 3 years.
  • We’ve become the most transparent local government in the Lehigh Valley.

On December 11th 2017 I announced my candidacy for State Representative. While we accomplished much, there is still work to do. I’m proud of our accomplishments in Lower Mac and I think I can do some good in Harrisburg.

Ron Beitler
Lower Macungie Commissioner serving a 4 year term
Running for State Representative in 2018